Michigan State University has a rich history of plant agriculture research and outreach dating back to the origin of the institution. Through MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension, scientists are continuing to make discoveries in the areas of genomics, breeding, pest management and disease management, while reaching out to growers to convey the most recent findings.
Published on February 9, 2022
Dana M. Infante and James J. Kells have been appointed to new leadership roles in MSU AgBioResearch.
Published on January 24, 2022
Led by the University of Minnesota, the group received an $8M USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative grant
Opinion: MSU food safety expert Felicia Wu encourages rice-eating countries with vitamin A deficiency to consider Golden Rice
Published on January 12, 2022
In December 2021, Wu co-authored an opinion piece detailing the dire consequences of vitamin A deficiency for children in many developing countries and the need to address the problem head on.
For more than 20 years, Project GREEEN has been addressing plant agriculture issues in Michigan through innovative research and outreach.
The Michigan Tree Fruit Commission was created in 2014, when growers of apples, cherries, peaches and plums established the organization under the authority of Public Act 232.